Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., & Denoël, M. (2018). Dryness affects burrowing depth in a semi-fossorial amphibian. Journal of Arid Environments, 155, 79-81.
The fossorial life-history emerged as a response to hostile environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and dryness. It evolved independently in different lineages of amphibians, which are ...
Székely, D., Székely, P., Denoël, M.* , & Cogălniceanu, D.* . (2018). Random size-assortative mating despite size-dependent fecundity in a Neotropical amphibian with explosive reproduction. Ethology, 124(4), 218-226.
Sexual selection theory predicts that, when body size is correlated with fecundity, there should be fitness advantages for mate choice of the largest females. Moreover, because larger males are expected to ...
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Székely, D., Szekely, P., Stanescu, F., Cogalniceanu, D., & Sinsch, U. (2018). Breed fast, die young: demography of a poorly known fossorial frog from the xeric Neotropics. Salamandra, 54(1), 37-44.
We successfully used skeletochronology to provide the first detailed demographic data regarding Ceratophrys stolzmanni, a cryptic, fossorial amphibian inhabiting the xeric Neotropics. We observed a female ...
Székely, D., Denoël, M., Székely, P., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2017). Pond drying cues and their effects on growth and metamorphosis in a fast developing amphibian. Journal of Zoology, 303(2), 129-135.
The hydroperiod of breeding habitats imposes a strong selection on amphibians and pond-breeding species usually exhibit a high degree of plasticity in the duration of larval period. However, the potential for ...
Székely, D., Székely, P., Stănescu, F., Cogălniceanu, D., & Sinsch, U. (2017, September 19). Breed fast, die young - Demography of a Neotropical fossorial frog. Poster session presented at 19th European Congress of Herpetology, Salzburg, Austria.
Information regarding age- and size-related parameters is of paramount importance both to understanding the life-history of populations, and for designing effective conservation strategies; however, such base ...
Székely, D., Cogalniceanu, D., Székely, P., & Denoël, M. (2017). Out of the ground: two coexisting fossorial toad species differ in their emergence and movement patterns. Zoology, 121, 49-55.
Understanding the way species with similar niches can coexist is a challenge in ecology.The niche partitioning hypothesis has received much support, positing that species can exploit available resources in ...
Székely, D., Szekely, P., Denoël, M., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2016, October 06). Phenotypic plasticity in a fossorial toad from a Pacific xeric forest (Ecuador). Poster session presented at XIV Congreso Luso-Español de Herpetología, Lleida, Spain.
For amphibians, optimal size at metamorphosis is determined by a trade-off between opportunities for growth and risks of mortality in aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and many species show a high degree of ...
Székely, D., Székely, P., Denoël, M., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2016, September 29). Who are the winners in the race against desiccation – phenotypic plasticity in a fossorial toad. Poster session presented at I Congreso Argentino-Paraguayo de Herpetologia, Posadas and Encarnacion, Argentina and Paraguay.
Székely, D., Stanescu, F., Székely, P., Denoël, M., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2015, September). Behavioral effects of exposure to salinity on tadpoles of two syntopic species of spadefoot toads (genus Pelobates). Poster session presented at 18th European Congress of Herpetology (SEH 2015), Wroclaw, Poland.
Székely, D., Szekely, P., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2015). PELOBATES SYRIACUS (Syrian Spadefoot). CANNIBALISM. Herpetological Review, 46(1), 76-77.
Stanescu, F., Iosif, R., Székely, D., Szekely, P., Rosioru, D., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2013). SALINITY TOLERANCE IN PELOBATES FUSCUS (LAURENTI, 1768) TADPOLES (AMPHIBIA: PELOBATIDAE). Travaux du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 56(1), 103-108.
We investigated the effect of salinity on larval development and survival rate to metamorphosis in the common spadefoot toad Pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768). Our hypothesis was that higher salinity would ...